BLOGS: Best Of The Day
Could this ever happen in Texas? Dallas ISD
Georgia lawmakers are fed up with dysfunctional school boards, so much so that a bill is being considered to allow the governor to oust board members in failing school districts.
Philly's Ackerman Seeks Power to Transfer Teachers Teacher Beat
Philadelphia superintendent Arlene Ackerman recently unveiled her Imagine 2014 initiative. Part of this education-reform plan includes closing and restructuring a number of low-performing schools around instructional models with "proven track records" for success.
Apologies... Small Talk
While it's true that she was highly critical of the education part of Obama's speech, which is certainly understandable, I made it seem like she "found nothing to support" in the entire speech.
Puke and Stuff Flowers and Sausages
My daily work life, and that of elementary teachers everywhere, is filled with a wide variety of bodily fluids. Pee, puke, poop, snot, drool, spit, and the occasionally, blood. That's a pretty thorough list in my opinion...I mean, there are very few other liquids that actually can come out of a person.
Teacher’s Work: Addicted to Busyness Ed Week Commentary
She stands up behind her desk, so that she can stuff envelopes faster. She pauses to take a call from the executive director (from a phone she wears at her waist), then says she has to run to the front of the building to speak to a student who is out of dress code. (Could we talk while we walk through the hallway, she asks quickly?)
Twenty Questions (about Education Me) Nancy Flanagan